Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter's Darkest Day

It's snowing like crazy outside.  When I drove home from work tonight I had a little fantasy of having tomorrow off due to snow.  I stopped at the grocery store and purchased the makings for borscht.  By about this time every year, I need to have some borscht - after all the candy and breads and other non-vegetables.  At about 7:30, it was ready and I had a bowl.  It was good.

This morning I found myself in a foul mood.  I was waiting for word about my interview last week and the results from my MRI.  Both of them impact my future plans.  I got the MRI results later today.  No stress fracture - that is the good news.  The bad news is that I still have no idea the hell is  the matter with my foot.  The doc said "rest."  Yeah, right doc, you will really think that's a good idea when I show up weighing 300 lbs.

I wrote my coach and she suggested I try minimalist shoes.  I will do that.  I will go out on Saturday morning (weather permitting) and do a few miles.  I cannot sit for the rest of my life.  Spinning and swimming are just not doing it for me.

I still haven't heard about the job - and have since decided that I don't really want it.  I am dreading the phone call.  Dreading.

I am extremely tired and need to go to bed.

I can say that I am grateful that I am sober and able to face whatever the future holds - with God's help.




9 comments:

AnyEdge said...

It occurs to me that "rest" doesn't have to mean, "the rest of your life". People can rest their feet for a week, or even a month, and not give up on running until they meet St. Peter. ;)

Syd said...

Take it easy, MC. I don't think that it would hurt to stay off the foot for a bit. I worry about your doing too much.

Patty said...

Hmm, Dr. says "rest", coach says "go shoe shopping."

Mary LA said...

I love borscht too! Each winter I make borscht with sour cream in a huge white soup tureen.

I hope your foot heals Mary Christine, whatever the problem.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Shoe shopping, how is it that we women find so often that shoe shopping is the answer? LOL

I hope the shoes do help!

:)

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Shoe shopping, how is it that we women find so often that shoe shopping is the answer? LOL

I hope the shoes do help!

:)

Pammie said...

I think the shoe thing is a good idea. I think resting your foot for just a couple of weeks might really help. Think of how many things you could knit in a couple of weeks!
I have no idea what borscht is.
I can't wait to hear what the job phone call brings.

Mary Christine said...

I've already rested it for two weeks. And I am only going to walk 3 miles on Saturday. It is just frustrating.

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry you didn't get a clear diagnosis on the foot. That can be very frustrating, especially when you enjoy exercising. You just want to know what you're dealing with...Hang in there!